Johnstown is synonymous with floodwaters and steel. In 1889, the city was decimated by a flood that was considered one of the worst natural disasters in American history. Sadly, that was only the first of three major floods to claim lives and wreak havoc in the region. St. Francis University Professor and Author, Pat Farabaugh, charts the harrowing history of Johnstown’s great floods and the effects on its economic lifeblood in his book Disastrous Floods and the Demise of Steel in Johnstown.
Learn more about Pat Farabaugh and pick up a copy of his book on Amazon.